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Mat Latos has been pitching hurt since June

Sep 24, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Reds right-hander Mat Latos revealed that he’s been pitching through an abdominal injury since late June, telling Shannon Russell of the Cincinnati Enquirer:

No fan knows that I’ve been dealing with an injury since the Texas Rangers game [on June 30]. And I’ve been pitching with it. So I’ve been pitching the way I’ve been pitching, but I’ve been pitching hurt.

And that “pitching the way I’ve been pitching” has been pretty damn good. Since that June 30 start he’s thrown 94 innings with a 3.46 ERA and 71/26 K/BB ratio, although Latos has had a couple rough outings lately.

  1. jm91rs - Sep 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Why tell people now?

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      People were raking him over the coals for a few mediocre starts lately.

    • bringbackkosar - Sep 24, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      just laying groundwork for when the Reds choke again in October…” Well our starters weren’t 100%”

  2. elwaysagenius - Sep 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Mat Latos doesn’t care about injuries

  3. whitdog23 - Sep 24, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    so he wants praise and an excuse?? neither is good for october motivation

  4. stlouis1baseball - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    “So I’ve been pitching the way I’ve been pitching, but I’ve been pitching hurt.”

    Translation = Please pat me on the back and give me a few attaboy’s.

  5. kevinbnyc - Sep 24, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Maybe it’s an infection from a new tattoo?

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